“Do not dwell in the past; do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” Buddha
The mind can be used for many things like memory recall and imagination.
It can also be used as a tool for escapism ie, escaping from reality which exists in the present moment.
I used my mind to create fantasy scenarios in order to escape boring and repetitive things; especially when I was in school or a job.
The problem with escaping into the mind is that it can be habit-forming.
You may get confused between this reality and your imagination. I think that’s why so many creative geniuses are also labeled as crazy.
The mind has the amazing ability to make anything seem real.
Try this experiment; imagine that you are sucking on a piece of lemon. Did your mouth and stomach react as if you just experienced it; mine did.
The mind can be very useful, but I think that it is overused too much in our society. Once it is activated it seems as real as the nose on your face, but it is not real.
The mind does not always tell the truth
One of the many benefits of meditation is that you get to experience life without all the mind chatter. I view the mind as a source of entertainment; not as reality.
I certainly have fun with the mind, and even chuckle at some of the scenarios that it comes up with.
The mind is a direct reflection of your state of being. If you are fearful, the mind’s thoughts will be in accordance with fear.
View the mind as a tool, and not as a testament of who you are. The mind can come up with some outrageous things and it is your job not to let it affect you.
I ‘ve heard people say that they have thoughts of harming someone, and they get freaked out about this. It is not their intent to harm anyone; so why are they having these thoughts?
Once again your thoughts are a direct reflection of your state of your being.
When I drink too much coffee my state of being will change. My thoughts may be going a million miles a minute and I can’t keep up with them.
I realize that my mind has become a match for my state of being.
Usually when I wake up I feel a bit groggy; I also know that within an hour I will be feeling better. As my body begins to adjust, my state of being adjusts, and my mind becomes more clear.
Recently in the news, add your favorite celebrity here has experienced quite a bit of trouble.
I would say that their physiological body is out of balance; which is causing his brain and mind to be out of balance as well.
This is why it is so important to maintain the body with a proper diet, and eliminating toxins.
So, if you are worrying about what kinds of thoughts that you are having, then I would recommend allowing yourself to feel better. Try some meditation, burn some incense, eat something healthy, do some breathing exercises and ground yourself.
And lastly stop worrying and learn to live a little. Remember that life begins outside your comfort zone. Life was meant to be fun and not a stressful ride.
Remember, the mind is just a tool of the complete human experience. It is not by any means the only tool. The mind can serve you or harm you.
It’s up to you to decide how you’re going to use it.
- Subliminal Guru
- Michael Tsarion – The Shadow Self
- Zen 12 – An Hour of Meditation in Just 12 Minutes
- 3 Easy Ways to Focus Your Mind in 5 Minutes
- Wes Penre – Humanity’s Future, Paper – Life After the Nano-Second -The New Mind